At NYCC, Marvel pulled out all the stops with a panel for Daredevil, which will be shown on Netflix.
The panel was hosted by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television.
As the panel started, the audience was shown a clip from the show. In it, Karen Page was retrieving what seemed to be a thumb drive. She’s attacked by a man with a knife. Before he can hurt her, a masked man enters the room and proceeds to fight the thug. Quite honestly, it was amazing.
After the first clip, Jeph introduced most of the cast:
While Rosario Dawson was unable to attend, her character was finally revealed. Dawson will be playing Claire Temple… or how Jeph described it as “a Nurse that works at night” (you do the math).
The main inspiration for the series was Frank Miller and Brian Michael Bendis’ run on the comic. They are going for a more darker and grittier tone then was we see on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s more grounded in reality. It’s seems the producers have more freedom to go from a more adult tone on Netflix, which really excites me.
While we didn’t see the iconic red costume, we did see a costume that was inspired from John Romita, Jr’s art from the Man Without Fear mini series.
I do hope we get the DD costume in the series.
When Vincent D’Onofrio was asked about the Kingpin, he described him as being both a child and monster. An interesting combination.
I really liked how the show looked. And the dialogue seemed very natural and not forced.
When asked about how the Daredevil show fits into the the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his response was “it’s all connected”.
The only other news to come out of the panel is that despite what the internet says, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have not been cast yet.
Daredevil will appeared on Netflix in 2015, and personally I can’t wait.